HC Deb 18 January 1944 vol 396 c13
23. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Warfare if, in view of the fact that French nationals in this country can send personal parcels to relatives in occupied France, he will now extend the same facilities to Channel Islanders in this country to their relatives in occupied territory.

Mr. Foot

Except for parcels sent to prisoners of war the dispatch of parcels either from this country of from anywhere else outside the blockade area to persons in enemy-occupied territory is not permitted. I assume therefore that the parcels which my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind are those sent to France from Portugal. Unfortunately there is no parcel postal service between Portugal and the Channel Islands.